Continuous improvement of patient safety: the case for change in the NHS

November 25, 2015

Source:  The Health Foundation

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Date of publication: November 2015

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell: This report synthesises the lessons from the Health Foundation’s work on improving patient safety. Part I illustrates why improving safety is so difficult and complex, and why current approaches need to change. Part II looks at some of the work being done to improve safety and offers examples and insights to support practical improvements in patient safety. In Part III, the report explains why the system needs to think differently about safety, giving policymakers an insight into how their actions can create an environment where continuous safety improvement will flourish, as well as how they can help to tackle system-wide problems that hinder local improvement.

Length of Publication:  40 pages


Prevalence, reporting and pressure ulcer management

December 22, 2010

Source: Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership – HQIP

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Date of publication: 3 October 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This item looks at how, through incident report monitoring and clinical audit against NICE guidelines, one Trust successfully dealt with the management of pressure ulcers, realising both improved patient care and quality .

Length of publication: 1 page